Thursday, March 31, 2011

What We're Up To...

Or actually not up to.... We're potty training... BOTH :)
Actually heres how it goes... Jace goes and sits on the Bumbo Potty seat...(a great invention.. They could sit there all day ...  COMFORTABLY :) Reads the book... may or may not go pee or poo... While Brooke observes.. Gets off and promptly demands his 'Potty Treat'. Brooke sits on it and demands book after book... and would happily sit there all day.. Finally I leave her there to get Jace his treat, or get Isaac down from climbing on the bannister, change a load of laundry.. or anything .. and she gets out of the seat, stands on the seat, falls thru the hole and is standing in the toilet bowl ... while her brother flushes the toilet... They are both hysterically laughing... I try not to wonder if i flushed the toilet after Jace, or in fact if he went at all :(

So potty training is a total bust... but the upside is Brooke has incredibly clean feet :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Playdate Mania

Nothing passes the "Long, Cold" winter like a few playdates... And this winter we've had some of the best... Here are a few pictures of them.. (and we had a few other awesome ones where i forgot my camera :( ... We have great friends.. :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Love Fest

This past weekend we went on the "Baby Tour" to check out the newbies in our family... Don't even ask.. I couldn't decide which one is cuter.. They are both equally delicious and adorable.. I thoroughly adored being able to hold and cuddle them without having to attend to a baby of my own.. This new phase of "auntiehood" is pretty enjoyable.. Brooke couldn't stop kissing the babies.. And when Isaac was asked if he'd like a new baby.. he thoughtfully pondered the question and then decided that he would actually rather have a new hockey stick :( 

 Tristan Thomas Stewart... Born March 15th at 4:30 pm.. 8 lbs 4.5 oz
 Bretton Riley Affleck. Born March 16th at 5:02 am 8 lbs 4 oz

All i can say is.. keep the babies coming !!! (everyone else :)

I'm not already biased.. We just had time at Katrina's for a little photo shoot :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Next Picasso???

He even stayed in the lines !!!!
Yes that is permanent marker... And yes it is permanent..... (although 2 hrs of scrubbing with goof off and at least its a pale blue color)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Surprise Visitor

She calls.. she has 45 minutes.. The house is a flurry of excited squeals... We wait.. By the window.. And SHE's here!!!! She whirls in.. the kids touring the house with her, and there is tickles and stories... And then she's gone leaving my kids blowing kisses out the window at her.. Everyone needs an AUNTY AGGY... Come visit again soon.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Superman never had anything on these guys!!! They are my SUPER MEN:)

Happy 80th Birthday Grandma!!

I want to explain something.. Here are some pictures of my Grandma on her 80th birthday.. She has ALZHEIMERS.. A terrible disease that robs... But there is something that you can't see in this picture and that is this..

: you can't see a resilient, strong, capable women who lost her son and husband when she was in her 20's and then a month later her father.. or her 2nd husband when she was in her late 30's.. who supported her little family for years...
: you can't see a kind women, a "mother of the church", a friend, a Lydia...
: you can't see the best grandma.. (who always had new pj's for us, who cooked all our favorite special foods at xmas, and who organized the surprise santa visits with presents for us.. )
: you can't see a mother.. much missed...

She was and still is all these things.. I just wanted to remember again who she was...
Someday it will not matter how big my house is, how much money is in the bank, or where i have travelled.. only that I have been important in the life of a child...